Monday, August 22, 2011
FEELING & CREATING A MESS WITH TEA CUPS & THINGS
Hello My Tea Cup Loving Friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Our home is filled with the excitement of Baby Shower, Tea Party Menu and projects for my website. I am part of Shabby Lane Shops, and we have been asked to donate 40 Handcrafted items for a big Holiday Boutique. Plus, I am part of a giveaway this same group of stores is having. To make a long story short, I have been crafting like a crazy woman. I am happy to report I finished the 40 items today. Now I can get back to getting ready for a tea party.
I have to confess, I am a messy crafter. I have a craft room and still I am all over my bedroom and part of my dining room. I wish I was not like that. Crafting without a mess is just not in me. On top of that mess, I have the Tea Shower items everywhere. Today, it is not tea cups everywhere, now it is sterling silver, napkins and sugar & creamers, Jam Jars for the all the tables, as well as the boxes I am using for transporting. I am big on order, I don't want to be missing a thing, especially when the shower will not be at my own home, but at my sister home. So, the mess continues!
As luck would have it, my car had to be repaired to the tune of $600. Ouch! Life goes on, I know, but why this month?! That only adds extra pressure. I feel like I need to just talk and talk and talk until I feel better. However, everyone else's problems seem so much bigger than mine this month, so I will wait. I know God calls us to be content in all things, but I hurt my back and everything seems hard. Don't be surprised if I email a few of you and just vent!
So lady's, lets talk tea cups, Number 76 no less! Today I am going to show you more cups that have been long forgotten. I am sorry to say. Last week, I received a comment from Linda, which I thought was a wonderful idea. Linda at http://ladylindateacup.blogspot.com/ was short of space, so she collected demitasse cups. Where there is a will, there is a way, Ladies! A woman after my own heart!
Wasn't last week's Tea Cup Tuesday fun? So many cups that I had never seen before. What about Terri's cup? Amazing! I did some serious coveting last week. As I sat with my daughter today, just waiting for our little baby to give me a kick. Who would have ever thought my baby would be having her own? Cup No. 1 is this vintage, German made "Baby" cup. Since that is all that is on any ones mind around here. I knew I had to show it to you, when I found it.
Cup No. 2, is a cup that is not signed, however the cup and saucer are numbered! That is all I can tell you about it, except it was purchased at a thrift store for $1.49. It is beautiful.
Cup No. 3 is not really a cup at all, it is a vintage bouillon cup by POPE-GOSSER. I have had this cup for ever. It is so beautiful, completely hand painted and just look at those handles! I have used it as a candy dish, soap dish, to hold buttons, you name it, and I have used to display pretties. I have even put a cute little pink Christmas Tree in it one year. I decided to put this cup for sale on my website. I have to thin things out, I just have too! I can't become a special on Hoarders!
My last cup this week is a Shelley, pattern name "Heather." Not my favorite Shelley, I am not sure why, it is pretty. I might just put this one up too. (How many cups do you need Martha?) I think I am in a bad place, say a little prayer for me please!
As I put up this week's Mr. Linky, I have a question I need to ask. How can I make tea for 50 ladies all at once? I would like to serve at least 3 different flavors, but how? Help, please. Thanks!
Have a great week! Sorry for the talk, talk, talk, I will be better next time. Don't forget to visit Terri's her site is a must! (I think I must have told you I collect Ladies!) Hugs, Martha